Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

11 Business Studies 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Blair Gilbert.


There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

HoD Approval

This course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of how small businesses operate in New Zealand, giving students the confidence and skills to pursue careers in business and entrepreneurship.  The course involves a practical business experience where with a group of others, students are required to operate their own small businesses.  The practical project is supported with learning across a range of concepts including marketing, human resources, operations management, business structure and the factors that influence how business’s operations from experiencing their own business activity and the learning of related theory.  It can be studied as a stand-alone course, or as a useful complement to the traditional courses of Economics or Accounting.




12 Accounting 2, 12 Agribusiness 1, 12 Business Studies 1, 12 Economics 2

Career Pathways

Business Analyst, Hotel/Motel Manager, Debt Collector, Property Manager, Buyer, Purchasing/Supply Officer, Project Manager, Sales Representative, Auditor, Accounts Officer, Actuary, Office Administrator, Finance Manager, Advertising Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*11BU1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $20